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Entries by Nick Wing from 02/2012

Nevada Caucus 2012: Romney Has Momentum While Gingrich Tries To Claw Back

Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Republican presidential campaign rolled westward Wednesday, Mitt Romney riding herd after his Florida primary victory, Newt Gin...

Kansas Proposal To Allow Hiring Of Undocumented Immigrants Clashes With State's Hardliners

Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. -- An architect of state and local laws cracking down on undocumented immigration is a leading Republican officeholder in Kansas, but bus...

Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann Alliance? Minnesota Congresswoman Denies Talk Of Endorsement [UPDATED]

Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

Fresh off a landslide victory in the Florida primary, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney flew to Minnesota Tuesday, rather than to the next...

John Boehner: GOP Nomination Fight Will Resolve Itself

Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner says he understands Republican concerns about the bitter tone of the party's nomination fight in Florida and ...

Rick Santorum Picks Up Endorsement From Tom Tancredo In Colorado

Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

WOODLAND PARK, Colo. — Sharpening his criticism, Rick Santorum on Wednesday laid into Mitt Romney's health care overhaul in Massachusetts and Ne...

Jim Moran: Allen West 'Not Representative Of The African-American Community' Or GOP (VIDEO)

Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) spoke out this week on recent inflammatory comments by Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), saying that they proved he wasn't "representat...

Virginia Ultrasound Bill Passes State Senate Vote, Heads To Governor Bob McDonnell's Desk

Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

PORTSMOUTH, Va., - Women seeking an abortion in Virginia would be required to first have an ultrasound and be given the opportunity to view an ima...

Newt Gingrich In 1998: Joe Paterno 'Gave Me Very Good Advice' On Dealing With Assistant Coaches (VIDEO)

Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

In a conversation with Charlie Rose in 1998, then-Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich discussed his latest book, "Lessons Learned The Hard Way," and th...

Rick Santorum Picks Up Sharron Angle Endorsement

Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics

Failed U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle, a Tea Party-backed Republican hopeful defeated by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in 2010, on W...

Marco Rubio, Father Of 4: 'None Of My Children Were Planned'

Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) gave a lighthearted personal anecdote this week amid a broader rebuke of the Obama administration's decision to disallow rel...

House Democrats' Lyrics To 'We're So In Love With' Obama Al Green Parody Revealed

Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics

House Democrats recently sought to build off President Barack Obama's now-famous singing of a line from Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" by recording ...

Scott Brown Campaign Pays Daughter Ayla To Perform At His Events

Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

The campaign of Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) has paid his daughter, Ayla, and her musical groups $9,500 since December 2010 to play at campaign-related ...

Nevada Tea Party Groups Weakened By Divisions

Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

LAS VEGAS -- In 2010, as the tea party rose to prominence, the movement splintered in Nevada and helped nominate Republican Sharron Angle in one of th...

Chris Christie: Gay Marriage Referendum Is 'Bargain Of Their Life' For Pro-Equality Activists

Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) said Thursday that he was offering gay marriage advocates the "bargain of their life" by working to have the issue of equ...

Veteran Unemployment Rate Falls As Obama Announces New Job Program

Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In an effort to cut the unemployment rate among veterans, President Barack Obama is calling for a new conservation program that would p...

Mitt Romney Emphasizes Patriotism Frequently On Campaign Trail

Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

EAGAN, Minn. — Mitt Romney talks about his love for America almost every day. Twice now, the Republican presidential front-runner has even broke...

GOP Primary Race Shines Light On A Dour Nevada

Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

LAS VEGAS -- In Nevada, people could once buy homes and feed their families with money earned from free-spending tourists who flocked to Sin City for ...

John McCain Ruffles Beijing's Feathers By Suggesting 'The Arab Spring Is Coming To China'

Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics

By Alexandra Hudson MUNICH, Germany, Feb 4 (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain warned China's Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun on Saturday t...

Alejandrina Cabrera, Candidate For City Council In Arizona, Says Removal From Ballot Is Abuse Of Power

Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics

By Mary Slosson SAN LUIS, Arizona, Feb 4 (Reuters) - An Arizona city council candidate struck from the ballot over her limited English skills c...

NV Caucus Results 2012: Winners & Losers In The Silver State

Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics

GOP voters in Nevada congregated around the state on Saturday to caucus and play their part in deciding the Republican presidential primary. As exp...

Newt Gingrich Picks New York Giants Over New England Patriots In Super Bowl 2012 After Nevada Caucus

Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics

After telling reporters at his post-Nevada caucus press conference on Saturday to "take a few hours off from politics" ahead of the 2012 Super Bowl, N...

Pete Hoekstra Ad Draws More Criticism, Called 'Really, Really Dumb'

Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. -- Criticism of a Senate campaign ad featuring a young Asian woman talking in broken English about China taking away American jobs grew...

Ron Paul Reimbursed Twice For Trips, Records Show

Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

Rep. Ron Paul appears to have been paid twice for flights between Washington, D.C., and his Congressional district, receiving reimbursement from taxpa...

Donald Trump Takes Credit For Mitt Romney Romp In Nevada (VIDEO)

Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

Real estate mogul Donald Trump called into Fox News on Monday morning and matter-of-factly took credit for propelling Romney to a nearly 30-point vict...

Obama Gains Over Potential GOP Rivals In Latest Poll

Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 - U.S. President Barack Obama - bolstered by a stronger economic outlook and recent job growth - would win in a match-up agains...